RISE Program

Reaching for Inclusive, Successful Education and Employment (RISE) Employment Transition Program

Intake 3 begins October 4, 2021 (accepting applications for this program period)

Independent Living Nova Scotia is offering a 24 week paid employment transition program for youth between the ages of 18-30 who identify as having a disability(ies).

The RISE Program focuses on overcoming barriers to employment through employer engagement, accommodation, and targeted training and support.

Participants discover new or enhance their existing skills through:

  • Personal & professional development
  • Employability skills workshops
  • Participating in career exploration & job search strategies
  • Work experience and practical applications 
  • Personalized support to achieve individual independence goals

Participants also complete several certifications that competitively enhance their resumes when applying to different jobs.

Program Framework:

  • 4 weeks group-based employability skills training & career development exploration;
  • 12 weeks essential and employability skills through work experience training;
  • 8 week job placement with optional job-coaching and workplace accommodations.

Intake is limited! Apply below or contact rise@ilns.ca

We are accepting applications for our RISE Program on a continuing basis. Please note that our next RISE phase will begin October 4, 2021.

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